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Plan Your Visit

Thousands of people visit Ely Cathedral every year

This Cathedral was built as an offering to God by the monks who lived here. The music and worship that have been practised here ever since are a continuation of that offering. This is a very special place and we hope you find it a source of blessing, wonder and inspiration.

Visitor Opening Hours & Tickets

Monday to Saturday:
Between 10am - 4pm

Sunday:
Between 12.30pm - 3.30pm (Last entry 3pm)

Please check any changes to opening hours before you visit.

We kindly request that Visitor Tickets are booked in advance.

Guided Tour Tickets

You can add to your visit with one of our Cathedral Tours.

These include Ground Floor tours, Discovery tours and behind the scenes access to the Cathedral's unique Octagon Tower, the West Tower and the Monastic Buildings dotted around the Cathedral grounds.

For more information, please visit our Tickets and Tours page.

Getting Here

Ely is located in the east of England, just 12 miles north of Cambridge and easily accessible by car and by public transport.

By rail
Ely has many direct rail connections and Ely Cathedral is a 10 minute walk from the station.

By road

Main road routes serving Ely include the A10 and A142 (linking with the M11, A1 and A14). Car parking is free of charge in the city centre. Ely Cathedral's post code is CB7 4DL.

Octagon Tower Tours

Acknowledged as one of the wonders of medieval engineering, this incredible structure, suspended high over the centre of the Cathedral is considered the jewel in the Cathedral crown.

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West Tower Tours

The west tower dominates the Fenland landscape and is well worth the 288 step climb, rewarding you with stunning views over our beautiful, historic city and the surrounding fens.

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Discovery Tours

Delve deeper into the fascinating history of Ely Cathedral on one of our bespoke 'Discovery Tours'.

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Ely Cathedral Green Fair

A fun family Eco event for everyone to enjoy - Free Entry.

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The Jubilee Oak Table

A 13m long table created from a 5,000-year-old fossilised black oak tree, discovered in the fens is now on display in the Cathedral

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Physick Garden

This garden at the rear of the Cathedral uses indicative species to provide an insight into how a medieval physick garden may have looked, smelled, and been experienced by the monks of Ely Cathedral.

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